Brokate Janitorial LLC relocated Sept. 17 to a larger headquarters after outgrowing its former space. The company, which provides janitorial and related building services for industries including manufacturing and health care, occupies over 10,000 square feet in a building at 1900 E. Chestnut Expressway. Its former office at 524 S. Union Ave. was 6,000 square feet. The new building, which features office and warehouse space, collaborative work areas and a training area, formerly housed Tech Electronics. CEO Jeremy Brokate said the company, founded in 1995 in Branson, purchased the Chestnut Expressway building for an undisclosed amount. Greene County recorder data show 1900 Property LLC purchased the building in December 2020 from a trust. A deed of trust for the purchase by 1900 Property LLC lists a note amount of $811,000. Brokate said 15-20 employees work directly out of the new headquarters, noting there are roughly 150 employees companywide.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Show Me Christian County
Nonprofit Show Me Christian County moved May 3 to an office on the Ozark square at 113 E. Church St. The organization, formed in 2017 to spur economic development in Christian County, formerly had leased office space in Nixa City Hall since 2018. President and CEO Andrea Sitzes said staff has doubled this year to four people, necessitating a need to move to the 1,000-square-foot office. One of those new hires was in February when the organization brought on former Ozark Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Anna Evans. Sitzes declined to disclose relocation costs or lease terms with landlord Alley Investments LLC. She said the nonprofit is in year one of its five-year strategic action plan, dubbed StepUp Christian County, which has a stretch goal of expanding its annual budget to $500,000 from $150,000. Show Me Christian County works with businesses on retention, expansion and attraction efforts, as well as marketing and workforce recruitment.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Mug Shots Coffee
A real estate agent with a background in food service launched Mug Shots Coffee LLC on May 14. Sean Scarborough and spouse Cary Prater co-own the mobile coffee truck venture, located in the parking lot of Keller Williams Greater Springfield, 1619 E. Independence St. Scarborough, who is an agent with Keller Williams, said he’s converted his passion for coffee into a business. Startup costs were roughly $78,000, he said, but he declined to disclose lease terms with Keller Williams. Aside from working in real estate, Scarborough said he’s previously been employed in the coffee industry, including Starbucks, for much of the past 10 years. Mug Shots, which employs two, serves hot, iced and frozen coffee drinks, teas and blended beverages. Blueberry protein bites and hard-boiled eggs also are on the menu, with prices ranging $1.25-$7, according to its website.
Hours: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday
County lockup comes in on time and under budget.